Q. Hello, I am planning a summer vacation 3 weeks after my surgery and I’m wondering if swimming in a pool with chlorine water, or in ocean water, will damage my hair. What about the heat and the sun? Should I really be doing this or not? What does Dr. Civas recommend?
A. Yes, you can swim in a pool with chlorine water or in ocean water 3 weeks after your hair transplant surgery. But for the first 3 months after the procedure, whenever you are in strong sunlight for over 30 minutes, cover your head with a cap or hat to protect it from the sun.